Tackling Complex Childhood Issues Together

A venue for funders interested in early childhood

ECFC members tackle complex early childhood issues in their own states and communities with strong relationships with non-profit and government partners.

ECFC provides a venue for funders interested in early childhood to learn, share, and explore and maximize philanthropy’s in creating equitable and sustainable early childhood systems. We want to attract more funders to this field, and partner with those who fund in related areas like health, economic justice, and K-12 education, and advocate on behalf of children and families.

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What We Do


Learning &

Member engagement opportunities including workgroups, committees, meetings and briefings, including connections with top researchers and practitioners.

Committees & Workgroups

Meetings & Events

Local & State EC Funder Collaboratives


Aligning & Leveraging Resources

Opportunities for members to explore and elevate aligned funding and leveraging philanthropic resources, such as the BUILD Initiative.

Exploring Funder Alignment

Raising Child Care Fund

ECE Funding Landscape Tool


Effective Policy

ECFC sponsors briefings, develops recommendations, and shares our learning with Local, State & Federal funders, advocates and policymakers.

Meetings & Events

Recommendations and Statements

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